Riding uphill is often considered the bane of riding a fixed gear or tracklocross bike, but it isn’t. I will give you the number one tip for going uphill right here. See if you want to get off and push or sit down for a minute? Do it. You shouldn’t care what anyone else says. The people who want to suffer can suffer. Keep cycling fun, and do you and don’t feel pressure to be superhuman.Continue reading “Riding Uphill on a Tracklocross Bike”
The other day at work, I built up a wheelie bike for a new project. It struck me that this bike is so simple. The wheelie bike has stripped away what you don’t need, and you have a bike that is just simply a bike. It is a bike that will work, and you don’t need any bike trade marketing to dictate the features on the bike. The kid pulling wheelies down your road is who the bike is designed around, not marketing. In short, this is why I also love tracklocross.Continue reading “Tracklocross: In Praise of a Simple Bike”
The other day I went for a ride on the Surly Steamroller through Glasgow Green and Richmond Park. The weather was that terrible dreich weather that we have been having this winter. Cold, grey and rainy; honestly, it totally sucks. Nice to see a lot of people out on walks, though.
It is 2021, and like many people, my 2020 was interesting. It has though inspired me to change my outlook on life. Writing and cycling were both a game for me, and both allowed me to get paid. In many ways, this ruins your enjoyment of both. Even when I tried to remove myself from a commercial frame of mind, it dragged me back in.Continue reading “Hello”